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    Re: Visiting Other Ballparks

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeSTH View Post
    Bought my daughter & her friend tickets for Yankees at Red Sox for Sunday 9/18 8pm game. Got her SRO tickets on the Green Monster.

    Now she is asking me about wearing her Yankees apparel to the game, IIRC that may be asking for it at Fenway?

    She is going with a friend from Boston that is a Red Sox fan. I took them to Yankee Stadium in May and her friend wore her Red Sox jersey and hat and had no issues (a few comments on a food line at worst).

    Also, any other Fenway tips for me to give her? Best Food? Things to see at Fenway?

    we went last year in yankee wear with no problems. Didn't sit in the green monster but we did go up there before the game and no one said anything to us. Literally at fenway there are of course red sox memorabilia if you are a general baseball fan.

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    Re: Visiting Other Ballparks

    Any opinions or suggestions for Nationals Park? Havenít visited an opposing stadium in a while and am considering driving down for one or both of the games. Parking, hotels, stuff to do in the area (besides visiting all the usual DC stuff which I am not interested in)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ace View Post
    Any opinions or suggestions for Nationals Park? Havenít visited an opposing stadium in a while and am considering driving down for one or both of the games. Parking, hotels, stuff to do in the area (besides visiting all the usual DC stuff which I am not interested in)
    Ace -

    I regularly drive down to Nationals Park for games. I can't recommend any hotels, but would suggest getting a place that is proximal to the Metro - although I usually park in one of the park garages, we also go to Greenbelt and take the Metro into the park.

    As for what to do in DC - the Smithsonian is always #1 on my list. Quite a collection. If you are into it, the Air & Space Museum out by Dulles is a must see.

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    So, what does one do when all the hotels less than $500/night in Baltimore is booked? I was thinking of AirB&B but we want privacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by __starr69 View Post
    So, what does one do when all the hotels less than $500/night in Baltimore is booked? I was thinking of AirB&B but we want privacy.
    I don't know about Baltimore, but the one time I used AirB&B, my friend and I had a whole house (half of a duplex, but totally separate entrances) at our disposal. Much more private than a hotel. Search around a bit, and you might find something like that in the Baltimore area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    I don't know about Baltimore, but the one time I used AirB&B, my friend and I had a whole house (half of a duplex, but totally separate entrances) at our disposal. Much more private than a hotel. Search around a bit, and you might find something like that in the Baltimore area.
    There are a few reasons I'm trying to avoid AirBnB for this trip. And looking at what's left for private accomodations, anything that's cheaper than remaining hotel rooms is nowhere near the Inner Harbor and I'm not trying to run around Baltimore.

    TIL that you can sleep in AirBnB boats. Interesting.
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    Re: Visiting Other Ballparks

    Thinking of taking a trip up to Toronto in July to catch Yanks Jays. Anyone have seat recommendations or anything cool I should check out at the stadium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetercanotexarod View Post
    Thinking of taking a trip up to Toronto in July to catch Yanks Jays. Anyone have seat recommendations or anything cool I should check out at the stadium?
    People go TO Canada?
    No Yankees to the All Star Game, please. Let them all get 4 days of rest so they can play more real games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    People go TO Canada?
    For the health care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    People go TO Canada?
    Yes people like to visit other ballparks as referenced in the title to this thread. Niagara falls + a yankees game seems like a pretty good trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetercanotexarod View Post
    Thinking of taking a trip up to Toronto in July to catch Yanks Jays. Anyone have seat recommendations or anything cool I should check out at the stadium?

    I went 5 years ago and it was really pricey but if you can swing it get a hotel room with a view of the field at the connected hotel, the Marriott City Centre hotel. It is a once in a lifetime experience.

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    For the Baltimore series in June I held out too long and couldn't get a nearby hotel for less than $500+/night. I needed up staying at the Holiday Inn Express on North Gay Street and regretted it because I paid a lot and the area sucked.

    So for the series in late August I said I wasn't going to book less than a month out otherwise I wasn't going to go. With plans to go to all four games, I booked a hotel for Friday and Saturday nights that was more expensive than I wanted and on the other side of the Inner Harbor (yet still cheaper per night than the last hotel.) Everything near the ballpark was once again sold out for Saturday night (but not Friday night.)

    I cant win: ESPN takes the Sunday game. There's no way I leave Baltimore at 11PM on Sunday and make it to work on time and presentable at 9AM on Monday. Had I known this when I booked the hotel, I would not have booked Saturday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetercanotexarod View Post
    Yes people like to visit other ballparks as referenced in the title to this thread. Niagara falls + a yankees game seems like a pretty good trip.
    The last few weeks feels like the Yankees are in a barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalYankeeFan View Post
    The last few weeks feels like the Yankees are in a barrel.
    And going over the American Falls instead of the Horseshoe. Splat!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetercanotexarod View Post
    Yes people like to visit other ballparks as referenced in the title to this thread. Niagara falls + a yankees game seems like a pretty good trip.

    Did that exact trip last year in september. Highly recommend staying on canadian side of the falls and if you can swing it staying at the hotel connected to rogers centre
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    Re: Visiting Other Ballparks

    Any recommendations for Anaheim, San Fran, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Seattle?
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    Re: Visiting Other Ballparks

    Quote Originally Posted by __starr69 View Post
    Any recommendations for Anaheim, San Fran, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Seattle?
    As far as?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CalYankeeFan View Post
    As far as?
    Everything. Hotels, food, other attractions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by __starr69 View Post
    Any recommendations for Anaheim, San Fran, Oakland, Los Angeles, and Seattle?
    As far as the ball parks thems lives, Iíd say: donít know, yes, no, yes, yes. Also, while Dodger Stadium is beautiful (and it pains me to say that), leave plenty of time to get there

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    Everything. Hotels, food, other attractions.
    The "other attractions" part should be easy for Angels Stadium

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    I have been to Seattle.

    Nice small city, lots to do, good tourist destination.
    We stayed at a hotel called the Mediterranean Inn which we liked and they gave us a lower rate for staying more than three days.
    Seafood capital.
    Good walking town, also has a light rail system to and from the airport, and the famous monorail is a regular transit route.
    The ballpark was easily accessible by the light rail system. We got tickets in the 6th row for half of face value on StuhHub. It has a retractable roof - you probably already know that - but it is also open-air, i.e. not sealed up. We were there on a cool July night and needed our jackets.
    There are two weather extremes - sometimes rainy and dark, but not as often as legend has it, but when the sun is out the UV's are high.
    Enjoyed Seattle a lot and would go back.
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    Any recommendations for Anaheim ... Los Angeles?

    Occasional LA lurker here, saw this and thought I would add in my two cents to help out any of my NYC baseball brethren. There are some DEFINITE Protips to handling Dodger Stadium.


    First off, the roadway approaches to Chavez Ravine suck. Despite the stadium looking like it's close to DTLA on a two dimensional map, in reality, its not. The stadium is built into the hillside of the mountains just north of downtown, and the access roads to get there wind through difficult terrain, and are heavily congested on game day.



    My strong recommendation is to avoid parking at the stadium, and instead use the FREE LA Metro shuttle service from Union Station. This service utilizes a roadway that has its own dedicated lane through the most difficult part of the stadium approach, and it will get you from Union Station to the ravine in about 10 minutes, which is shockingly fast. There will be long lines for the shuttle, but they move VERY quickly once it fires up about an hour prior to gametime.


    I normally take the metro from home to Union Station, but even when I don't and decide to drive to DTLA, I still park at Union Station, and still use this shuttle. The front of the station faces west, faces Alameda St. Don't park in the "short term" lot in front, its expensive. Instead drive to the BACK of the station on the other side of the tracks and park in the "long term" lot off Vignes St. for $8 parking, half the cost of parking at the ravine. Then walk through the station, under the platforms, and look for the "Dodger Stadium Express" signs.


    There's a nice bar by the courtyard on the Alameda side of the station, good place to pregame, and they have good food. Last chance to get a reasonably priced drink before you head up to the stadium and get ripped off. This is a popular rallying spot for pregame baseball fans, and it's a stone's throw from the stadium shuttle line.


    If you want to get more from the experience, I'd arrive at Union Station way early, there are some easily walkable things to check out in that area. Right across Alameda St is the Olvera Street area. It's a small historic, touristy block that is the site of the oldest, original settlement of Los Angeles. It's a gaudy touristy area full of vendors selling knick knacks, but there is one restaurant in the square that has decent Mexican food, La Golondrina. Or, you could walk about two or three long blocks NORTH on Alameda and hit up Phillipe, which is one of the oldest continuously operating eateries in the city and is the place credited for creating the French dip sandwich. This is another very popular pre-game rallying point for Angelinos and a good spot to go if you want to soak up some real LA culture.


    One of the benefits of anchoring a Dodger Stadium visit at Union Station is that it is the hub for the relatively small, but decent mass transit system. Believe it or not, you could probably do this entire visit without a car. :gasp: There are Metro connections from Union Station to the westside, Culver City, Pasadena, Universal City, depending on what other things you might want to do in LA and where you wanted to stay. We don't have the extensive metro system that you all have, but, we normally take Metro to the general area where we want to go, and then Uber/Lyft from there for a few bucks if we want to avoid walking altogether.


    For postgame nightlife, from Union Station you can hop the gold line and go one station stop south, to the Arts District (walkable, a few breweries, live music) and Little Tokyo (good food!). One tip... the metro red and purple lines are subterranean, far on the Vignes side of the station. The gold line is a surface light rail line, on platform 1 on the Alameda side of the station. Another metro-accessible nightlife option is LA Live/Staples Center, south and west of Union Station, very walkable from the 7th street station. A map would suggest that you would need to make a line change there to catch a train that drops you off right across the street from Staples. No need. Just walk from 7th. You'll have lots of company of other folks doing the exact same thing.


    As for Anaheim, there's obviously Disneyland, but in that same area is the Downtown Disney complex. No admission fee, lots of restaurants and stuff to do. There is also the Anaheim Packing district, Lyft-able from Angel Stadium, which is a typical generic "entertainment area". There is a very nice live music venue that is literally right next to the parking lot of Angel Stadium. If you can time it right, you could hit up a game, then finish the night with music.


    If I were visiting Orange County, I'd skip staying Anaheim and instead stay in one of the beach communities. If you're gonna visit the OC, why not? In order from more value to more posh, there is Huntington, Newport, and then Laguna. All are nice, really cool areas.


    Hope this is useful for someone. Cheers, go Dodgers and go Yankees!

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    For anyone interested in Toronto, we stayed at an Air BnB right across the street from Rogers Centre this week. Very affordable. Dome avoids rainouts so you donít have to worry about that. Thereís underground parking right there for $25/day. Lots of food and entertainment close by; very safe city. Drive from Niagara to Toronto was a drag though...heavy traffic and lots of major slowdowns. Might take the train next time.
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    I saw the Yankees win 6-2 at Toronto on August 7, 2005. Al Leiter beat Josh Towers, and Rivera got a 1 out save that was a save situation because of 2 runners inherited from Tom Gordon. The teams used 15 players each, and Cano is the only active player from that game. I stayed at a hotel 2 miles northeast of Rogers Centre. Going into that series, Toronto was 2.5 games behind the Yankees and 7 games behind Boston. Toronto finished 15 games behind the Yankees and Red Sox. The Yankees won the division on the head-to-head tiebreaker 10-9. Boston outscored the Yankees by over 2 runs per game head-to-head, so the Yankees winning the season series was like 1960 World Series. Winning the division didn't help as the Yankees and Red Sox both lost the ALDS. The Yankees lost 3-2 to the Angels. The Red Sox lost 3-0 to the White Sox, who won the World Series while losing only 1 playoff game. Al Leiter won ALDS Game 4, and the teams had to fly to Anaheim without an off day because Game 4 was rained out and played a day late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJ View Post
    I saw the Yankees win 6-2 at Toronto on August 7, 2005. Al Leiter beat Josh Towers, and Rivera got a 1 out save that was a save situation because of 2 runners inherited from Tom Gordon. The teams used 15 players each, and Cano is the only active player from that game. I stayed at a hotel 2 miles northeast of Rogers Centre. Going into that series, Toronto was 2.5 games behind the Yankees and 7 games behind Boston. Toronto finished 15 games behind the Yankees and Red Sox. The Yankees won the division on the head-to-head tiebreaker 10-9. Boston outscored the Yankees by over 2 runs per game head-to-head, so the Yankees winning the season series was like 1960 World Series. Winning the division didn't help as the Yankees and Red Sox both lost the ALDS. The Yankees lost 3-2 to the Angels. The Red Sox lost 3-0 to the White Sox, who won the World Series while losing only 1 playoff game. Al Leiter won ALDS Game 4, and the teams had to fly to Anaheim without an off day because Game 4 was rained out and played a day late.
    Game 4 of that ALDS is the one postseason game I’ve been to. Leiter got that win in relief as that game was started by Shawn Chacon. How do ya like that?

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